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Occupational Therapy (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
This very popular BSc Occupational Therapy (Hons) course at the Queen Margaret University will give you the expertise, people skills and conceptual understanding that you’ll need to work as an occupational therapist. 
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On this BSc Occupational Therapy (Hons) course at the Queen Margaret University you will learn how to work with individuals, groups and communities to foster their participation in occupations that promote their health, wellbeing and social involvement.

Living, not existing – that’s a primary objective for the profession. This means that as an occupational therapist, you will give practical support to empower people, facilitate their health and well-being and help them overcome barriers to do the things that really matter to them. This course is your first step towards a rewarding health care career with excellent employment prospects.

Why QMU?

  • Our graduates are recognised by employers as being independent learners who can solve problems creatively.
  • You’ll be taught by highly experienced lecturers who are well-respected in their fields. They engage in innovative research, contribute to knowledge development and translation and have strong personal links with practice settings.
  • We have small class sizes so our staff will really get to know you. We genuinely care about your journey and will recognise your strengths and where you most need support.


Your degree will open doors to a rewarding and stimulating career in NHS Trusts, local authority social care departments, voluntary organisations, private practice or industry. Your work as an occupational therapist may not necessarily be in a medical setting, hospital or clinic. 

Many of our graduates pursue the exciting variety of work opportunities in the community, which include working with the voluntary sector and in primary care. The course will enable you to work as part of a team with other health and social care professionals. Should you wish to pursue a more academic career path there are opportunities to study at master’s and PhD level at QMU.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Becoming a Professional
  • Humans as Occupational Beings
  • Finding and Consuming Knowledge
  • Service Learning
  • Practice Education
  • Interprofessional Education 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: Minimum BBBC
  • A Level: Minimum BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Required Subjects: Higher English is preferred, or a discursive subject such as History or Sociology at Higher, A Level or equivalent. Eng and Maths at S/Int2/ N5/GCSE
  • Mature Access: SWAP Access to Health and Social Sciences, HNC Care and Administration, HNC Social Care. We welcome applications from mature students with other relevant qualifications and experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP 


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